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Recent Pieces from Hana Baba
Democrat vs. Democrat in California's 15th District
For the past 39 years, the California’s 15th Congressional District has been represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by 81-year-old Pete Stark. He has gone mostly ...
When it comes to falafel, the flavors of home can vary
To many Americans, Falafel is a fried ball of mashed up garbanzo beans that you can put in a sandwich. But to KALW's Hana Baba, falafel reminds her of where she's from – ...
Primordial and poetic: Hip hop according to Baraka Blue
Local hip hop artist and poet Ahmad James draws inspiration for his music from Sufi Islam. But he’s not African American – he’s white – and has been in the West Coast hip hop ...
A museum for minding your manners
Head to the East Bay city of Hayward, and you’ll find a museum with a little bit of class. There, the city’s historical society puts on exhibits about the way we used to ...
How much do our smartphones know about us?
Smartphones bring us streaming audio, directions to where we're going, instant connections with our friends and family. But an increasing number of experts are sounding an ...
Living among the dead: life in a mortuary
Imagine living in one of the quietest places possible, a place where you can hear a pin drop. A place where no one else is living but you. A mortuary. You may be familiar ...
Cooking up a new definition of Afrocentrism
When people from Africa move to the U.S., they’re faced with a question: are they African Americans, or Africans in America? Many tend to call themselves members of the ...
Celebrating college-bound black youth in Oakland
As of 2009, only a quarter of 18-24 year old black men were enrolled in college. But one Oakland foundation is trying to make this a thing of the past. CEDRIC BROWN: Fifty ...
While budget cuts in Brisbane schools mean larger class sizes or pink slips for some teachers, in many schools they also translate into eliminating activities like band, ...